Posted on 02/28/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in jail yesterday for a fraud scheme involving her children’s-book series.

Catherine Pugh came under fire last year when the Baltimore Sun found she’d struck a no-bid deal with the University of Maryland Medical System — upon whose board she sat — to purchase her Healthy Holly books.

Further investigation revealed a number of financial crimes, in addition to double-selling or failing to print thousands of the Healthy Holly books.

Pugh will be required to pay restitution to organizations that bought the books — and destroy her copies of them.

She resigned in May, a few months after the Sun's investigation began.

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